Tuesday, January 31, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Yesterday my computer speakers were picking up Gene Scott. Later they were picking up EWTN.

Caught WAKR Akron just now for the first time!

Not even Alan Cross or George Strombolopalous appear to listen to much terrestrial radio anymore.

Monday, January 30, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

CBC Radio Two's been coming in really well lately.

Picked up WHJJ last night.

Does Bob Dylan not do his show on Sirius XM anymore?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

There is a new station in Algeria called Jill FM. Wonder if it is like the Jack/Jill/Bob/Dave FM formats that were so popular in North America a few years back?

Energy 99.7 Peterborough was coming in well in my mom's car yesterday afternoon.

Caught Kruz FM Peterborough this morning in the absence of CKOL.

Friday, January 27, 2012

NELSON'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO RELIGIONS-MORMONISM

One thing about Mormonism is that it places an overemphasis on works in order to obtain salvation.

Mormonism also twists Christianity 180 degrees and says people are born good.

Another thing about it is that Mormonism humanises God, making him a man who goes across the universe having sex with all his ladies.

Joseph Smith received the Book of Mormon on gold plates. He wrote it down, and then the plates mysteriously disappeared. Oooooohhhh.

Mormon women are taught that if they are obedient and good in this life, they will be essentially the queens of their future planet, ruling alongside their husbands. If they are disobedient and bad, however, they will be servants on other people’s planets, tending to all the spirit babies that are up in Heaven.

This is where Mormonism really gets silly. One former Mormon woman said that, as a little girl she had wanted to be good so she wouldn’t have to spend her days in the next life changing and washing the diapers of spirit babies. This begs the question would the spirit babies wear cloth diapers because they are seen as traditional? Or, would they wear disposable diapers because they’re seen as more convenient? Or, would they wear G diapers because they combine features of the previous two types of diapers? Or, would spirit babies partake in elimination communication since that’s the best method of all for dealing with a baby’s elimination needs.

Additionally, would the babies be breastfed or bottle-fed? Which would be the more godly method? If they were breastfed, would they be weaned after just a few months or would the babies nurse until they were ready to stop?

Would they sleep in cribs or would co-sleeping be practised on these planets?

Would the parents pick them up or let them cry it out?

Would the baby’s be worn ala attachment parenting or would they be sat in front of a TV all day.

Many Mormon women have done great harm to their mental state by trying to fulfill all the religious and family obligations the Mormon Church puts on them. I have heard tell that in areas with a high Mormon population, antidepressants sell like hot cakes.

If two of those Mormon “elder” teenagers showed up at my door, first I would invite them in for a beer. Then, I would say, “What about the verse in Revelation that says if any man adds to the words of this book I will add to him the plagues which are contained in this book? That’s what you’ve done with the Book of Mormon.”

I would also say, “The Bible says if a man prophecies something and it comes true, receive him, but if he prophecies something and it doesn’t come true, he should be executed. Joseph Smith predicted the return of Jesus in 1890 and it didn’t happen. This makes him, and by extension his church, a false prophet.”

I believe the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping was probably staged.

How is fundamentalist Mormon polygamy a complex issue? These men are committing adultery. Under God’s law, adultery carries the death penalty.

As a side note, Mormons are supposed to have lots of children in order to bring lots of spirit babies down from Heaven. Yet, lingerie can’t fit under the holy underwear. I’m going to be less inclined to make babies if I have to look at my wife wearing that ugly pair of underpants in bed. Thus, sex, at least in part, becomes yet another obligation Mormons have to fulfill.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

NELSON'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO RELIGIONS-JUDAISM

Of course, Beverly gushes all over these people.

First, let’s look at this Holocaust thing. There was a Holocaust. Hitler had Jews as well as many other groups of people sent to concentration camps. However, only about half a million Jews died in these camps, mostly from starvation and disease.

Second, “the persecution of Jews throughout the centuries.” The Jews have suffered injustices, but no more than any other people group. Many other things they suffered were their own fault.

“Anti-Semitism” in Christendom was due firstly to the fact that Jews killed Jesus Christ. It was the Pharisees who plotted to kill Jesus all throughout the Gospels. Their descendants eventually became the people we call Jews today.

Secondly, this persecution by Christian civilization was due to the fact that, for centuries, Jews have done as Shylock did in “The Merchant of Venice.” They would move into a Christian country and take over all the business, squeezing out the native inhabitants of that land who were also trying to earn a livelihood. Jews would also start businesses as money lenders, charging exorbitant rates of interest.

Most Jews are indeed secular, but they use Jewish religious practices such as Jewish holidays in order to get out of doing things.

The true meaning of the Noah ide laws are:

1. Establish justice and the rule of law, meaning Jews can do whatever they want and the “Goyem” or “Gentiles” have to do what they say;

2. Do not engage in idolatry: Jews consider Christianity idolatry so Christianity and Christians will have to be gotten rid of;

3. Do not blaspheme God’s name: Jews consider the Jewish people as a whole to be God so it is wrong to say anything against the Jews;

4. Do not engage in sexual misconduct: According to the Talmud, about the only sexual practice which is bad is having sex with a child between the ages of three and nine, unless of course you want to;

5. Do not take the life of another human: The Jews consider only Jews to be human beings. Also, the taking of the life of another Jew is allowed. The Talmud says that, for example, if you place someone outside in a barrel over night and he freezes to death, then he died because of the cold and not because of anything you did;

6. Do not steal: Since the Jews consider themselves to be God then it follows everything in the world is there’s anyway;

7. Do not tear a limb from a living animal: Never heard this one before but the Jews have probably got some way around it.

Jews believe the Torah is “only for women, fools, children, and Goyem.”

As far as the Israeli-Palestinian question is concerned, the Jews established Israel in 1948 without consulting the people (Palestinians) who were actually living on the land at the time. The Jews would like to see all the Palestinians exterminated, and indeed, would like to control the whole Middle East, not just the Holy Land, and the entire world, for that matter.

Jews don’t run the United States at all, except for Hollywood, the media, the banks, the advertising industry, the fashion industry, the publishing industry, as well as occupying most of the other top positions in the country, including many important positions.

Though the United States and Israel hereafter referred to as Occupied Palestine have had disagreements in the past, the indeed powerful Jewish lobby knows how to fix any president that dare question or disagree with them. (See Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky.)

The Jews did publish their plans for world domination in the Protocols. Read them and see for yourself if everything in them is not coming true today.

9/11 was perpetrated by the U.S. and Occupied Palestine governments. This has been proven to the nines.

Again, as far as the Holocaust is concerned:

1. It has been admitted the ovens and gas chambers were added to Auschwitz after the War.

2. The number of Jews in the world before and after the Second World War is similar.

3. Right after World War II, it was reported 11 million Jews were killed in the concentration camps. Then the Jews realised that was too ridiculous a number for people to believe, so the number was revised to the current 6 million figure.

4. A few years ago, the German government wanted to put up a Holocaust memorial in a field consisting of bricks listing the names of all the alleged 6 million Jews killed. The Nazis reportedly kept very good records of these kinds of things. The Jews got mad at the plans for this monument because they knew if the German government attempted to construct such a memorial then the true numbers of Jews killed in the Holocaust would be revealed.

Where the richest, most powerful Jews during World War II, such as the Rothschild’s? They probably got together with Hitler for coffee each week.

It should of course also be noted that Hitler was Jewish so either way that’s just more misery a Jew has brought to the world.

As far as Malcolm Ross and other “holocaust deniers” are concerned, people debate history all the time so why is it wrong to question the Holocaust? The persecution of holocaust deniers just proves the Jews have a hidden reason for perpetuating the 6 million killed by oven and gas chamber myth.

Abortion is a Jewish plot to kill “gentiles.” Margaret Singer was Jewish.

Jews more than likely control blacks and the Civil Rights movement. Part of their plan to destroy us is to divide everybody up into groups and get us to fight each other.

Christian publishers are probably owned and controlled by Jews since their authors seem to kiss the butts of the Jewish people so much. See the chapter of this book presently under discussion as an example.

Jews unduly influenced Churchill. It’s worse than that! Churchill was Jewish himself.

Communism is a Jewish plot. Marx, Trotsky (Leo Bronstein) and Lenen were all Jewish. Stalin probably was, too, but I have no proof of this. A rabbi once said something along the lines of, “When I think of what people call Communism, I call it Judaism.”

Evangelical support of Occupied Palestine is a Jewish plot. Many of the teachers in the seminaries are Jewish. See one of the articles in the Protocols about “Your sons” becoming teachers in the seminaries.

The Diary of Anne Frank is a fake. It was written in ballpoint pen, which wasn’t invented until 1946.

Rap break:

I love who you are,
I love who you ain’t,
You’re so Anne Frank.

Billy Graham was fooled by Jews, if not in lockstep with them. It is revealed on the Nixon tapes in a conversation with Billy Graham that Nixon was worried about Jewish control of the media. Billy Graham replied, “Well, maybe if you get re-elected, you can do something about it.” It wasn’t long after that the Watergate scandal broke.

Higher criticism of Scripture is a Jewish plot. Many leading atheists are Jewish, as well as many comedians, such as John (Lebowitz) Stewart and Sarah Silverman who blaspheme Christianity.

The Talmud does teach intercourse with little girls is acceptable. Read “The Plot Against Christianity” by Elizabeth Dilling if you doubt this.

I can’t speak to Ross’s books because I haven’t read them (maybe you could put them in accessible format, CBM, ha ha ha), but there are other well-documented works that talk about these things.

Think about it, Beverly. Like any rabbi is going to admit to a non-Jew they believe having sex with little girls is acceptable. I mean, it’s already known that rabbis suck the excess blood out of a baby’s penis after it’s been circumcised.

Jews may say the col nidre oath can only be employed in very unusual circumstances, but this is probably just to throw non-Jews like Beverly off. We all know how dishonest Jews are. If you doubt their falseness, just think about all the products advertised on TV that don’t work the way the commercials say they do.

I was going to leave the Kaiser/Christian Identity issue for another post, but I think I’ll address it here.

The Bible says God told Abraham his descendants would be as numerous as the sands of the sea. There are only about 18 million Jews in the world today.

God also told Abraham his descendants would form a multitude of nations. The Jews haven’t even managed to form one nation. Occupied Palestine has no discernible capital, no economy apart from the foreign aid money it gets and no industry.

God said Abraham’s descendants would be a blessing to the whole world. The Jews, not so much; they’ve only ever caused misery, strife, death, and destruction.

Jesus said “My sheep here My voice.” On the whole, the Jews have rejected Jesus Christ throughout the past two millennia. Who have been the people who have historically been Christians and who’ve preached the Gospel to all nations as the Great Commission in the Gospels instructs Christians to do?

The Jews have allowed Billy Graham to preach the Gospel *(or at least Graham’s watered-down version of it) to millions on television because a. as stated, it is a watered-down version of the Gospel and b. the Jews know they can’t have a television broadcasting system free of any kind of Christianity without the American public getting up in arms.

Allied veterans know the price paid to resist Nazism? They were a bunch of kids who wanted to get off their farms and experience the glory of war. Nazis, Japs, Martians, giant robotic frogs, most of them didn’t care (though, granted, some probably had an idea of what the conflict was about) as long as they got to fight.

Yes, kids, people like me are undermining democracy. Now keep drinking your Kool-Aid (made by Jews) and figure out whether you’re going to vote for Barry Soetoro or one of the remaining idiot GOP candidates.

Luther knew Hebrew and could thus translate the books of the Talmud for himself.

I doubt if most Jews can come to Christ since the majority of them are descended from the Nephilem spoken of in Genesis chapter 6. Those who can need to repent and be baptised into Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, though. They had better do it soon before the return of Christ.

So, Beverly, first you say Christians are not obligated to support Occupied Palestine, and then you say we should, albeit without accepting everything the Occupied Palestinian government does? This is double-mindedness. You are advocating strengthening the hand of evildoers, so they can kill more innocent Palestinians. (Though, the Islamic Palestinians need to repent and be baptised into Jesus, too.)

So, if we don’t kiss up to the Jews and say they deserve to occupy the land of Palestine, we can’t win them over to Jesus. This sounds like a compromising and wussy approach to me.

The Jews don’t come from the Kaisers but the timeline mentions the formation of the kingdom of Kaseria.

The Jews don’t control the world but the timeline mentions Baron Rothschild.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

THINGS IN THE NEWS

Ever since that Tunesian fruit seller set himself on fire over a year ago, many other Tunesians have been setting themselves ablaze due to the continuing poor state of affairs in their country. Some people's bucking children.

I found what that Toronto counsellor said about Torontonians being allowed to keep chickens in their backyards pretty shortsighted. Basically, he said that, since most young people today can't cook, why let people raise chickens in their backyard they can play with. What this official doesn't realize is that a proper understanding of where food comes from includes everything from raising a chicken to having it killed to cooking it in your kitchen and eating it at your dinner table.

Congratulations to those two local boys who sent a spaceship containing a Lego man into space.

SWEET AS STEEL

Twyla is a stay-at-home homeschooling Arizonean mom who loves making crafts.

Twyla's gentle spirit shines through her posts and gives one a very good feeling. Important as well, her blog is full of interesting projects.

Check out "Sweet As Steel" by clicking the link above.

Monday, January 23, 2012

LEARN TO SPELL, BELL CANADA

Got an email from my internet service provider a couple hours ago with the subject line IS MENTAL HEATH ON YOUR LIPS?

No, I do not have a heath on my lips. I doubt that would taste very good.

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Bill Cannon WHOT Fall 1975: Interesting mention in the first commercial about the recent striking down of “fair trade laws.”

A commercial for a sterio store where the guy voicing it (probably the store owner) keeps popping his ps.

Makes light of a shooting that occurred near the station a few hours previously.

Interesting how they had a progressive rock show overnight on their Fm station and another kind of show on their Am station.

Johnny Sharpe WQRC-FM 1986: Back when Top 40 stations really connected with their audiences. Sharpe plays all the hits of 1986 and chats with callers, finding out what various things they’re up to late at night.

Tom Collins WSNI year unknown: An all-Beatles and Motown station? I bet that didn’t last long.

WPGR year unknown: A recording of a crummy automated oldies station. Contains a live weather forecast. The guy who voiced that shift on WPGR probably came into the WPGR studio and did the forecast before going back to the other station in the cluster he jocked live all the time.

Dennis John Cahill WFIL March 8 1984: Says he’ll have a list of cancellations after a song, then plays another song before getting to the aforementioned cancellations.

These airchecks are available on YouTube.

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

I like those stamps.com commercials Bob Newhart does.

Got hold of a VCR last week. Been watching my old video tapes, including a tape with Indian shows and a Leafs game from 1998. Also a tape with a "Canada Tonight" newscast from September 24, 1999.

Joy 1250 was coming in well Saturday night.

Noticed Brian Ellis has replaced T.J. Conners as morning show co-host on The Wolf.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

REPLY AWL

The November 28 issue of Maclean's has an article about a New Brunswick woman giving her excess venison to the needy. This is the right thing to do. In fact, all these hunters who just kill the deer for the antlers should give the meat to an organisation that feeds the poor.

Scott Feschuk's column in the same issue about the worst Christmas toys is really funny. Go read it!

The December 5 issue of Maclean's has an item about a study which says being overweight won't actually be a big drain on the healthcare system. I guarantee that study was done either by or for the government.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

BEWARE OF THIS BOOK - NOT BIBLICAL

This is not a Christian book! " Oprah" is pushing it. It is scary that someone would be bold enough to write a book from God's point of view contrary to His Word. Please send to all with kids or grandkids.

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cid:DB65B507061D43F496FBB2823045BADE@GarysOfficePCIf you have children or grandchildren, work with children at church, or you have neighborhood children whose parents you know, please take note of the information below and pass it along to others. Schools are distributing this book to children through the Scholastic Book Club.

The name of the book is Conversations with God. James Dobson talked about this book twice this week. It is devastating. Parents, churches and Christian schools need to be aware of it. Please pass this information on to church/e-mail addresses, Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, friends.


Two particular books are, Conversations with Godand Conversations with God for Teens, written by Neale D. Walsch. They sound harmless enough by their titles alone. The books have been on the New York Times best sellers list for a number of weeks, and they make truth of the statement, "Don't judge a book by its cover or title."

The author purports to answer various questions asked by kids using the "voice of God". However, the "answers" that he gives are not Bible-based and go against the very infallible word of God. For instance (and I paraphrase), when a girl asks the question "Why am I a lesbian?" His answer is that she was 'born that way' because of genetics (just as you were born right-handed, with brown eyes, etc.). Then he tells her to go out and "celebrate" her differences.

Another girl poses the question "I am living with my boyfriend. My parents say that I should marry him because I am living in sin. Should I marry him?"His reply is, "Who are you sinning against? Not me, because you have done nothing wrong."

Another question asks about God's forgiveness of sin. His reply "I do not forgive anyone because there is nothing to forgive... There is no such thing as right or wrong and that is what I have been trying to tell everyone, do not judge people. People have chosen to judge one another and this is wrong, because the rule is "'judge not lest ye be judged."

Not only are these books the false doctrine of the devil, but in some instances quote (in error) the Word of God.

And the list goes on. These books (and others like it) are being sold to school children through (The Scholastic Book Club), and we need to be aware of what is being fed to our children.
Our children are under attack. So I pray that you be sober and vigilant about teaching your children the Word of God, and guarding their exposure to worldly mediums, because our adversary, the devil, roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). We know that lions usually hunt for the slowest, weakest and YOUNGEST of its prey.

Pass this on to every Believer you know. God bless! And, if you are in doubt,check out the books yourself.

AH: You gotta figure any book being pushed by Oprah, sold through book orders in public schools and on the New York Times bestseller list isn't going to champion Christianity. Just more of the same garbage we've heard so much of in the past couple decades with regards to homosexuality being OK and there being no such thing as sin. Yet another salvo from the enemy.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

THE 1001 SERIES-PART TWO

Found the list of 1001 books you must read before you die online and noticed it is mostly a list of novels. A true list of 1001 books to be read before you die would of course include Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton, Beyowolfe, etc. I think a true list of that nature should also include a good amount of nonfiction, such as "Baby And Child Care" by Dr. Spock, "The Joy Of Cooking", Plato, Socrates, and other works that would showcase the books that have influenced people's thinking and actions over the past decades and millennia. Of course any list of books to be read before you die must include the Bible.

I've also thought about other 1001 lists that could be compiled.

What about 1001 (or however many notable ones there are) Christian Books You Must Read Before You Die? It would include books like "Pilgrim's Progress", the "Left Behind" series and maybe also crackpot books about whacky ideas or false prophecies such as "88 Reasons Why The Rapture Is In 1988."

"1001 Comedy Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die" could include notable comedy albums, but also comedy recordings from the early days of the phonograph.

If the goal of these books is to list the things one should do before one dies, why not combine "1001 Gardens" "1001 Buildings" "1001 Golf Holes", and "1001 Historic Sites" into one book listing 1001 travel-related things?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

REPLY AWL

There is an article in this week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind about a UK study that says driving with a cold is as dangerous as driving drunk. This is just part of the new world order's plot to either ban or severely restrict driving. Look at all the stories in the news recently about distracted driving and distracted walking. Yes, distracted driving is a problem, but as always, legislators will go too far and it will eventually get where driving and even walking are severely restricted and controlled. The new world order would prefer no one travel anywhere; makes people antsy and frustrated.

Another article in the same magazine is about a South African burger chain that put braille messages on burgers spelled out in sesame seeds. The message said "100 percent pure burger made for you." If they had that message written out on them, those must have been big burgers.

There are also articles about Louis Braille in the magazine since he was born in this month back in 1809. Americans honour Marchin Lootin Coon, but they don't honour Louis Braille, who actually did something for humanity.

NELSON'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO RELIGIONS-JEHOVA'S WITNESSES

Really, the Jehova’s Witnesses have no credibility.

First, they need their own translation of the Bible (New World Translation) in order to back up their doctrines. I only use the King James Bible, but I can prove the basic doctrines of Christianity from the New International Version or other translations. I sometimes feel like saying to them, “OK, I’ll listen to you; just use this King James Bible to prove what you’re saying.”

The second reason why the Jehova’s Witnesses (or Jehova’s Witlesses as my uncle calls them) have no credibility is because the Watchtower Society has predicted the end of the world 14 times and as far as I know it hasn’t happned. The Bible says if someone prophesies something and it comes true, then they are a true prophet of God. If the prediction doesn’t prove true, then they are a false prophet and deserve the penalty prescribed for false prophets in the same passage.

The teaching that homosexuality and beastiality aren’t adultery sounds like what the Jews teach in their Talmud.

Another aspect of Jehova’s Witnesses I have noticed over the years is they seem to have this emphasis on their appearance, homes and other aspects of their lives being perfect. This is rather disturbing. Humans can’t be perfect.

Another thing is they don’t think about things with regards to religion. The most tragic thing about them is they’re not allowed to read anything critical of their faith. Not even the Catholic church goes quite that far. They’re also not allowed to know about all the doctrinal changes made by the Watchtower Society over the years. Again, the Church of Rome doesn’t even oppress its people that much.

New World Translation, New World Order; is there a connection?

Another thing that bugs me about Jehova’s Witnesses (as it does pretty much everyone who has ever encountered them) is the door knocking. Jesus didn’t tell his followers to go door to door spreading the Gospel. He told his disciples in Mathew 10 to go into a house and have fellowship with the people. Find out what their needs were first, then they could better preach the Gospel. In Acts, Paul would go into a city and head for the synagogue or where the philosophers hung out. This is because the people who frequented these places had religion and philosophy as two of their primary interests. He didn’t go door to door getting sworn at and chased by dogs; he took his message to the people who would be most interested in it. Those who received then told their friends who weren’t interested in religion about this wonderful new truth they’d discovered, and the Good News spread from there.

It bothers me that other denominations (Seventh Day Adventists, Mormons, some Baptist churches I have heard about) do this “witnessing” as well. Haven’t you learned? People don’t like Jehova’s Witnesses. What makes you think people will appreciate you doing the same thing with a different message. Get to know people instead in order to evangelise them. Pray for opportunities. Don’t just go door to door bothering people. It frustrates them and you.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

Noticed "A View From Space" on in the 1:00 hour last Saturday night when "Coast To Coast" would normally be on.

"The Conspiracy Show" on AM 740 was actually coming in well Sunday night.

Rogers plans to buy SCN and turn it into CITY-tv Saskatchewan. There goes another good station shot to heck.

On the other hand, if people had actually been watching the station in its current format, Blue Point Investments wouldn't be looking to sell it.

Listened to BBC Radio One online Friday afternoon. Scott Mills was on with "The Wonder Years." Good concept for a show. Good to know that someplace there are still announcers who know how to make the most of an intro.

Monday, January 16, 2012

NELSON'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO RELIGIONS-ISLAM

A good book on the subject of Islam is “The Islamic Invasion” by Robert Morey. It reveals, for example, how Mohammed may have had epilepsy. It also reveals that when he supposedly got a revelation from Alla, Mohammed would have someone write it down on whatever was handy: leaves, stones, etc.

“The Islamic Invasion” also reveals how Mohammed listened to Jewish and Christian traders telling stories from the Bible. He got the stories mixed up and later wrote the mixed-up versions down. After all, since Mohammed was illiterate, he couldn’t take notes right there sitting around the fire.

Alla is not another name for God. Rather, it is the name of a previous Arabian pagan god.

Any discussion of 9/11 must take into account the fact Islamic terrorists weren’t responsible for it.

We do not want to minimize the elements of radical Islam which are out there. It’s just that most of these so-called “terrorist attempts” have had the U.S. government behind them.

It’s bucking funny Beverly and others call Palestinian groups terrorist (though, granted, they do have some terroristic elements.) These little Arab boys throwing stones are supposed to be terrorists but the Israelis with their gunships and other sophisticated weaponry who treat the Palestinians abominably are portrayed as the innocent victims in all of this.

The majority of Moslems are good people. It’s just stupid that there are people who think they’re all terrorists.

It was the British government that radicalized the Wahabyists to create the Islamic terrorist element in the first place.

Ramadan gets earlier and earlier every year. What are Moslems going to do when it falls on the summer solstice?

Ah yes, Osama Bin Laden making his threats against the United States after September 11. He got younger and younger each time a new video tape appeared.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Yesterday morning my computer speakers were picking up "Keystone Treasures." Later they were picking up ham chatter.

It was good to hear Larry in Aurora on The Nick Digilio Show last night...twice.

Noticed yesterday's broadcast of "Wilderness Restoration Truth" with Walter Becker was a rerun. Does WWCR record the broadcasts as he does them live over the phone?

Friday, January 13, 2012

STILL PLAYING, STILL SINGING: THE AMAZING JAM THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN MADOC

Well, here we all are: 2 weeks into 2012 and – whatever the vagaries of the Mayan calendar may be – the world still hasn’t ended. Kinda gives a fella hope.
Reckon we got to give it a bit more time....
And, while we’re waiting around for that to happen we'll continue playing and singing at the'The Amazing Coffee' in Madoc every Sunday afternoon. So come on out and join us this Sunday. Bring your instruments, your voices and your songs for more amazing music at our weekly acoustic jam in Madoc. We'll be starting up the tunes around 2 in the afternoon and running until 4 pm or after.'The Coffee' is on the corner of Russel St. and Prince Albert just a couple of blocks south of Hwy 7. Highway 62 (Russel St.) runs right past the door!
It's all unplugged and it's all good! We've had guitars and basses and harmonicas and banjos and mandolins and fiddles and accordians and flutes and saxophones and a dobro player and even a harpist with a reallynice celtic harp. (Check out the pictures.) There's a piano over in the corner that's fairly much in tune and, heck, there's even a drummer who usually manages not to deafen us playing on a snare with soft nylon brushes. And the music is just terrific. Never know who will be there but it's always worth coming out and joining in.
Thanks to everyone who comes out to play music together, "bringing it all back home".
Welcome new faces, familiar ones and small faces too. And welcome to all the people whose pleasure it is to stop by 'the Coffee' on Sunday afternoons and listen to the music while they sip their coffees, enjoy their sandwiches and pastries, use the high-speed internet...
Share a song or two, or several...
So come on out this Sunday aft and "get yer lovin' spoonful". Help us make just a spoonful of Amazing Coffee worth 2 or 3 cups of that other stuff from up the road.
James Reid

Visit Amazing Coffee's website by clicking the link above.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

HEBREWS CHAPTERS 1-6

Hebrews 1 3: "who being the brightness of glory and the express image of his person and upholding all things by the word of His power when he had by Himself purged our sins sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high"

I want to focus on the phrase "and upholding all things by the word of His power."

The main thing these evolutionists can't figure out is, what, at a basic level, holds the universe together? This phrase in this verse tells us that God keeps things together, literally.

Hebrews 1 4-14: These verses dispel angel worship, which was very popular back in the nineties and is still quite popular today. If you are following along with me (which you should be doing) and you have a Bible with reference notes, also look up the Old Testament passages quoted in this text.
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Hebrews 2 15: "and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage"

If we're Christians, we don't need to fear death through any new diseases or nearly-fictional terrorist networks with which the media tries to scare us. The worst anyone can do to us as Christians is threaten us with eternal life or make us take a nap in the dirt.

Hebrews 2 18: "for in that He Himself has suffered being tempted He is able to succour them that are tempted"

In the wilderness, Christ was tempted in the three areas in which Satan tempts people: the lust of the flesh; the lust of the eye and the pride of life.

Hebrews 3 6: "but Christ as a son over His own house whose house are we if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end"

It is not enough for a Christian to have "believed at one time." We have to walk with Christ and endure to the end of our earthly lives. We may stumble, but we have to keep running the race.

See also Hebrews 3 14.

Hebrews 4 1-11: The early church fathers taught the Six Day Theory: God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh, likewise, God created the world 4 thousand years before Christ, and, two millennia after the birth of Christ, that is, after a total of 6 thousand years, Christ will return to rule and reign for a thousand years as 1 Peter says. This is the key to understanding the elapse of time itself.

Hebrews 5 12-14: There is the milk of the Word and the meat of the Word. Tragically, most churches and preachers stay in the milk and never transition to the more advanced things.

Hebrews 6 2: It is startling to think that baptism and healing were considered basic doctrines back in Paul's time. Today they're practically considered advanced meat of the Word.

Hebrews 6 4-6: This passage here puts to death the "once saved, always saved" doctrine. If we stop believing in God or renounce our faith due to worldly temptations or hardships, there is no more salvation for us. People who have done such a thing are basically the walking dead.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

JONAH AND NAHUM

One of the things about the Book of Jonah that has always stuck out for me is how God wanted Jonah to go to Nineveh. They weren't God's chosen people, yet God wanted Jonah to go there and tell the Ninevites to repent, which they did.

A few decades later, however, we read about Nineveh's impending judgment in the Book of Nahum.

The Assyrians became the people we call Jews today. Pray the prophecies that are found in the Book of Nahum. Christians can be sure this is right in the eyes of God and not a sin because it is the very word of God you will be praying.

As an aside, could Nahum 2 3-4 be foretelling the invention of the automobile?

TELEMARKETING GOES GHETTO

Just got a call from an Indian guy calling himself Jackson. So these telemarketing companies are using black names now? Will there be a bunch of Indian Tyrones and Quamika's calling Canadians at supper time from now on?

After I hung up on "Jackson", I got a call from another telemarketer from a different company not 30 seconds later. That's never happened before.

ADULT BOOK REVIEWS

OK grownups, it's your turn.

Life Of Pi: Boy floats around on a raft for 300 pages. Big deal. Didn't really believe in itself as a story.

Veronica Decides To Die: A wonderful, touching and evocative novel.

The Stone Diaries: A bunch of feminist claptrap. Woman's life is ruined because her gardening column gets cancelled. Boo hoo.

Bonfire Of The Vanities: Steller novel. Wolfe really has this way of capturing the times he's writing about.

Fear And Loathing In Los Vegas: Classic true story. Gives you a lot to think about.

"We were halfway to Barstow when I first saw the giant bats."

Need I say more?

The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodey: Really shows how manipulative some people can be.

How It Is by Samuel Beckett: A real trip. Also has a good theme. If someone hurts someone else, it ends up affecting all of society.

CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEWS

More reviews of novels for older children.

James And The Giant Peach: The peach gets completely destroyed. What the heck!

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: Sure made me want to go there.

Looking For Alabrandi: Pretty corny, but shows an interesting aspect of things. Never really thought much about Australian-Italians before.

Tales Of Uncle Remus: Great classic stories. Anyone who complains about this book being racist should just kiss their mother good night and go down to their room.

Stewart Little: White never told us if Stewart found Margalow. That sucks.

By the way, thanks Hollywood (read Jews) for ruining this classic story with the film adaptation.

A Traveler In Time by Allison Utley: Kind of boring in spots but introduced me to the battle between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots.

Lord Of The Flies: Would have liked it more if I hadn't been forced to read it in school, since, as we know, the purpose of the public school system is to make everything boring.

Lord Of The Rings: Should really combine this book and the one just mentioned above.

MAURY CHAYKIN DEAD AT 61

Just found out actor Maury Chaykin died a couple years ago. I really enjoyed him in "Nero Wolf" on AandE.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

Yesterday my computer speakers were picking up a mixing product of Radio France International and Dr. Gene Scott. This morning they were picking up "The Power Hour."

Oh my gosh, they're bringing back "Dallas."

The 103.5 frequency in Halifax has become a top 40 station. I thought it already was a top 40 station.

JOSHUA CHAPTERS 2 AND 6

Joshua 2 1-16: There are times when the Bible condones lying, such as in the case of Rahab given here.

Joshua 6 1-11: Imagine the psychological effect this must have had on the people of Jerecho? "OK, they're walking around the city. Are they going to storm it now?" Then on the seventh day, "Oh my gosh, are they going to storm it this time? No. Are they going to storm it this time?"

Monday, January 9, 2012

REPLY AWL

I highly recommend you read the October 2011 issue of Canadian Geographic. From plans to revamp Canada's capital to new farming technology, it's chock full of interesting things.

In this week's issue of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind, there is an article by a woman who is learning braille. Learning braille after you've already learned to read print must be a bizarre experience.

In the same issue there is an article about a 99 year old Italian man who wants to divorce his wife after learning of an affair she had over 60 years ago. This man is a bastard for doing this. Yeah, buddy, just throw 77 years of your life away like that.

REVIEWS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Following is a list of reviews of novels for older children.

The Cay: A great book. The sequel “Timothy Of The Cay” is even better.

Hatchet: Also a great book. Helped kick off my survivalist/prepper interests back in the day.

Swallows And Amazons: Classic book for any child who’s ever dreamed about just going off on their own and starting their own country.

King Arthur And His Knights: Read the Howard Pyle version. It is the classic version of these tales.

The Nutcracker And Other Tales by A. T. E. Hoffman: Actually quite a lot of brutality in the original version of this classic story.

The Yearling: Gives a glimpse into a life, which as the author says in the introduction, doesn’t exist anymore. Poignant and touching as well. Will set people straight who only associate Florida with Disney World and old people.

Shiloh: Also gives a glimpse into rural life, a more modern version. Heartwarming and with characters you’ll come to love, except for Judd Travers, of course.

Number The Stars: A bunch of propaganda.

Maniac Magee: Also a bunch of propaganda. Read it as a child, then read it when I was older and understood it in a whole new way.

Anastasia Krupnik: Children will enjoy the character of Anastasia. Always gotta love a character who seems wiser than the other kids her age. Also shows Negroes will reject wiggers/wigresses every time.

Underground To Canada: Also a bunch of propaganda.

The Fudge books by Judy Blume: All throughout these books, you’re thinking, “Will this little so-and-so ever realize he’s not the bee’s knees!?”

Anne Of Green Gables: A heroine who cries at everything. Peachy! Will probably merit it’s own post.

The rest of L.M. Montgomery’s body of work: Other than Anne Of Green Gables and Anne Of Avonlea, Montgomery didn’t write anything else that was really good from a literary standpoint. It’s all orphans and writers and making fun of religion, etc.

The Little House books: It’s amazing how many people I talk to who only know about Little House from the crummy TV series. Do people not read anymore?!

Good from the standpoint that it shows life wasn’t always as easy as it is today. People actually had to build our civilization. However, these books are essentially boring. What are the chances that, in sixty years, which is the difference in time between when the events of the Little House books happened and when they were written down, people are going to want to read about us commuting to our offices and falling asleep in front of the TV at night?

Will probably also merit it’s own post.

Bridge To Teribithia: Offers a good glimpse into the late seventies and the contrast between the hippy-types and other people. Very sad and touching ending.

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Dick Biandi WLS December 5 1960: There was nobody quite like Dick Biandi.

Back then, people were worried about not being able to find clothes in a junior petite size. Now people complain about not being able to find clothes in large enough sizes.

That Tackle commercial is pretty corny.

Deliberately mispronounces “bief” in the Wilson’s Bief commercial. If he did that today, he’d probably get fired.

Deliberately mispronounces “snow flurries.”

Yeah, I’ll just bet Goobers and Raisinettes are nutritious.

Dick Biandi WKBW January 1960: Awkward segues.

Robin Seymour WKMH Year Unknown: Fago root beer, what the Insane Clown Possi drinks.

Why are you showing a movie at a rock and roll show? That’s just dumb.

Ted Covey KWIK Year Unknown: An interesting piece of audio. Would love to know more of the circumstances surrounding it.

Boots Bell WHOT January 1 1973: Boarshead and yule log festival?

Allen Scott WHOT January 1 1970: A real variety of stuff.

Advertised Led Zeppelin II, an album which the station would have probably never played in a million years.

What were car tapes?

Jolly Roger WHOT June 27 1962: Lots of cool wordplay in this aircheck.

Boots Bell WHOT April 1 1960: Seems unsure of himself.

GB WHOT March 31 1960: Very folksy.

Most of these airchecks can probably be found on YouTube.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

K-rock was coming in good on my sterio tonight.

Good to hear Ira Basant on "The Sunday Edition" this morning.

That sports report Sunday mornings after the midnight news on CBC is weird.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Listened to "The Irrelevant Show" on CBC this morning. It was just as tedious as ever. "Oooh, a homeschooled validictorian, that should be funny. A man who was really a moose. That should be funny, that should be funny."

Also listened to "Under The Influence" on CBC this morning. It is every bit as good as "The Age Of Persuasion." Found the first episode particularly informative.

Listened to "I Sing" on WBCQ this afternoon. Basically a feed from an internet radio station run by Rod Hembrey. Not tight at all. At least throw some Ids in there to bridge the gap between songs.

Noticed Truth For The World has another broadcast on WWCR at 4:15 Eastern on 7465.

Was listening to 680 News a little while ago and noticed a station under it playing either oldies or country.

Friday, January 6, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

I like Janie Lee, the CBC business reporter.

Tonight "As It Happens" played an exerpt from an elevator music version of Metalica "One" after an interview with one of the injured bobsleders. Ah come on, it's not as bad as all that.

There is going to be a global pirate weekend starting January 14. Go to
hkdx2.blogspot.com for more information.

PICTURE BOOK REVIEWS

Yo, Yes: The only book in the world with no polysylabic words. Absolute garbage.

The Story About Ping: Love the playful language: "his many family" "basket all over Ping."

Shows it's better to face bad consequences than to run away from them.

If You Give A Moose A Muffin: Neat story.

Sounds like a lot of adults I've met.

Swimmy: Captivating with the imagery of different sea creatures.

Shows the importance of having allies and of not being afraid of the problems and scary situations the world presents.

I Will Not Never Ever Eat A Tomato (or whatever the buck it's called): Wouldn't recommend this as a way to handle picky eaters, but it's a cute story. The idea of course is that she caught on these were the foods she said she didn't like and actually found them enjoyable, playing along with her brother's ruse in fun by the end.

Go Dog Go: "That's a juvinile, this is young adult."

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Starting to warm up to Rob Simone as a host on "Coast To Coast."

WHAS has commentaries from CBS News but has news from Fox News. Weird.

Heard a funny PSA last night about cat adoption parodying "Lassie."

Heard another PSA about talking to your children. Before the announcer explained what the PSA was about, I thought the guy talking to his child was like Rainman.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

THINGS IN THE NEWS

A locomotive plant in London, Ontario owned by Caterpillar wants its workers to take a steep paycut. This seems strange since Caterpillar got a bailout from the U.S. government a couple years ago.

President Soetoro says the U.S. military will be cut by perhaps as much as a trillion dollars over the next ten years with many of the cuts focused on the Pentagon. Maybe he should close down all those military bases in foreign countries where there hasn't been a war in ages.

Last night a mosk in Lavalle Quebec was vandalised with stars of David and the words "Vive David" spraypainted on the outside wall. Another example of the hatred between Jews and Moslems, except the Jews hate everybody except themselves.

A blue-finned tuna caught this year off the coast of Japan sold at auction in Tokyo yesterday for 750 thousand dollars. I guess it's three heads drove up the price.

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Both this morning and yesterday morning my computer speakers were picking up "The Power Hour."

Heard an automated weather forecast and time check on a shortwave frequency Tuesday night.

Lots of Canadian callers on "Coast To Coast" Tuesday night.

"The Jim Wright Show" on CJBQ was interesting today. He played an old movie trailer.

GENESIS CHAPTERS 1-11

Genesis 1 1: Several years ago scientists determined there are only five things that make up the universe.

“in the beginning (time) God (spirit) created (energy or force) the heaven (space) and the earth (matter”)

As you can see, all these elements are found in this verse.

Notice with what order God creates the universe. He does not, as some Indian myths say, create the animals and then create dry land for them to live on.

On the first day God creates light, but He does not create the sun till the fourth day. This might have been God’s way of saying that He was the light. He might have been warning people not to worship the sun. Sure, it provides light for the earth, but God is the true light.

Genesis 2 10-14: The garden of Eden was located on what is today the Palamar Plain in Russia.

Genesis 2 19: Adam named all the animals. Today, the average person uses a daily average of only 500 distinct words.

Genesis 2 24: This verse establishes individuals gaining their independence. I am not saying grown children necessarily have to physically leave their home, but their needs to be a separation between the newly married couple and the parents. There are families where married children live under the same roof as their parents in a manner that is just as if the grown man and woman were still children.

Genesis 3 1: An important thing to get here is that the serpent allowed himself to be possessed by Satan. This account is to be taken literally.

Genesis 3 2: Eve’s big mistake was that she tried to argue with Satan. If Eve had just resisted him he would have fled from her.

Genesis 3 6: Adam’s big mistake was that he was away from Eve, not protecting her from the serpent. Men need to be mindful of the fact they’re the head of their wives and can’t just spend the majority of their time doing what they want to do.

It is also important to note that Adam was not “dimwitted.” 1 Timothy 3 13 says “Adam was not deceived.” Some theories hold Adam ate the fruit so that he would not be unequal with Eve, taking one for the team, as it were. I think it’s more likely he fully knew the horrible consequences of partaking of the fruit but decided to eat it anyway in order to gain the knowledge.

Genesis 3 7: I don’t believe the fact Adam and Eve were naked was wrong because they were created that way. However, when they ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they now knew how to sin. Thus, having the entire human race be naked all the time would have caused problems.

Genesis 3 16: Though pain in childbirth is part of the curse God cursed Eve and womankind with, I don’t believe it is a sin to minimize the pain through things like squatting on a chair (as opposed to the western method of the woman putting her feet up) or other natural methods.

“and thy desire to thy husband and he shall rule over thee”

It has been theorized that if Adam and Eve hadn’t sinned, humans could have had sex with whomever they wanted to with no consequences.

Genesis 4 3-5: Cain would have also owned sheep because he would have needed livestock for food. Cain could have provided the proper sacrifice if he had wanted to.

Genesis 4 17: Cain built the first city. The wicked have always loved cities.

Genesis 4 26: There is no evidence that Cain came to the Lord after the mark was placed on him.

Genesis 5: The way the population grew from being just Adam and his family was that Adam’s sons and daughters had sex with each other.

This list of begats may seem boring, but there is a hidden code within the names listed here. See Chuck Misler’s “Hidden Treasures In The Biblical Text” for the interpretation of said code.

Genesis 6 1-4: The Nephelim were either fallen angels or aliens, more likely fallen angels since it says “sons of God.” They came down and had sex with humans. The reason God didn’t offer repentance to humankind in this case was the people literally weren’t human anymore.

Genesis 6 5: The descendants of the nephelem who dwell on earth today want to make humanity this way again.

Genesis 6 15: The ark is often pictured as a boat but it was actually a floating building the size of at least a few football fields.

Genesis 7 4: It had never rained before. You can just picture Noah’s wicked neighbours mocking him. “You mean water is actually going to fall from the sky?” Very encouraging for when Christians today get mocked for their beliefs, particularly with regard to things concerning the end times.

Also, it is worth noting here that there were actually at least two of every kind of animal on the face of the earth, except for perhaps the sea creatures. Many speces would have probably been brought on board as eggs or young. They would be smaller and easier to fit onboard and would also have a longer time to breed and replenish the earth once the waters had dried up.

There may not have been at least two of every kind of creature we know today. You might have had your canines and felines and bovines and equines, etc., which could have split off into the various speces of dogs, cats, cow-like creatures, and horse derivative creatures we know today.

Genesis 8 4: Noah landed in Armenia.

Genesis 8 22: “while the earth remaineth seedtime and harvest and cold and heat and summer and winter and day and night shall not cease”

This verse refutes what these global warming people say will happen if we don’t give all our money to Al Gore. It also refutes what people worried about HAARP wiping out the yearly cycles believe.

Genesis 10: I wonder if this chapter contains a code like chapter 5.

Genesis 10 8-10: Nimrod founded the unholy trinity of the father, the mother goddess and the child present in every religion from the ancient mystery religions of Egypt, Babylon, Rome, Greece, etc., to Hinduism and Catholicism.

Genesis 11 3: Just like with the building of the new world order today, the people building the tower of Babel forgot God.

The book of Jasher records that if a worker fell from the tower and died, it was of no consequence, but if someone dropped some bricks and they smashed, everyone cried.

Genesis 11 4: The tower of Babel was nothing less than a literal attempt for man to take over Heaven, to ascend to the highest place as Lucifer wanted to do. Today, this is still the ambition of those trying to put the new world order in place.

Genesis 11 5: I love how it says “the Lord came down”, when they were building this tower they wanted to reach to Heaven.

NELSON'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO RELIGIONS-HINDUISM

Hinduism says people can imagine God as anything they want, yet the various Hindu sects are always fighting.

See my post on Buddhism for my thoughts on kharma and vegetarianism.

A Catholic priest who was a missionary to India once said of Hinduism, “This is the most horrible religion on earth.”

Hinduism has many horrible things, from the caste system to the burning brides to many other things.

Christians should not practice yoga. It is not just a matter of personal feelings. Yoga is inherently bound up with the teachings of Hinduism. You can’t take something that is an integral part of another religion and say it is all right for a Christian to take part in it.

I guess all the poor people are just supposed to imagine their bodies aren’t running with sores. Before too long, they’ll have tables and chickens growing out of their arms.

Hindus have the festival of Holi, where the men get really drunk and are then “possessed” by the gods. Thus, anything they do while under the gods influence is OK, including raping the women. Oh, how convenient!

In certain ways, Hindus have commercialized their holidays just as much as we in the west have ours. I was listening to an Indian radio station (from Toronto) in November and they had lots of commercials involving Davali sales.

Hinduism holds the cow is sacred, yet there are Hindus who beat their cows and where leather shoes.

Really, it is just what Satan always says to people, that a hyuman is his own god. You can become a god was the serpent’s lie to Eve in the garden of Eden and it continues in popularity to this day.

Your gods are ugly, too. They are also spiteful and capricious.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

THE 1001 SERIES

A couple years ago I received the book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" from the CNIB. I began going through the tome and compiling a list of all the albums I hadn't heard before. It came on two cds and I accidentally sent the second cd back without listening to it. Thus, I found the remainder of the list online and copied and pasted it into the file where I'd been making up the list.

There were about a hundred albums I had heard previous to receiving the book. I also cheated a bit. I looked up most of the songs on the two CCR albums on YouTube since I figured I'd heard more than enough CCR in my lifetime to know most of those songs anyway. I also did the same thing for Willie Nelson's "Redheaded Stranger" and the Emie Lou Harris album listed.

I also removed Britney Spears "Baby One More Time" since I really did not want to listen to that garbage. Besides, I looked up the track listing on the internet and realized it was basically like my sister's Backstreet Boys albums I had listened to because she gave them to me to tape over. The singles comprise the first five tracks. Most of the remaining tracks are basically worse versions of the singles and the cd ends with a lame cover of a really popular song. Personally, the only reason "Baby One More Time" should even be on that list is to show how the record industry was screwing up the concept of what albums are supposed to be and causing the album as a medium of expression to decline.

I also removed a Marilyn Manson album and an album entitled "Devotional Songs" unlistened to because as a Christian I didn't want to listen to them.

After removing all the albums I had heard before, the challenge was how was I going to listen to all the remaining titles? I would be broke if I bought all of them. I called my local library and asked if they had albums available to borrow as well as books. They had a few that were on my list, but not very many.

Recently, I came into a large collection of music. I have been able to get more albums checked off the list.

I have decided to cheat with regards to one album. On the list I found online, The Libertines self-titled album is listed. Whoever compiled the list says it was their first album. However, the album is in the part of the list featuring albums from 2004 so it must be the band's second album, which was self-titled. I only have their actual first album "Up The Bracket." Thus, I am going to substitute "Up The Bracket" for the self-titled album as an album I should hear before I die. I feel a little bit dirty about doing this, but for one thing, the album is not listed in the revised list on the official site of this book series. For another, if The Libertines spearheaded the garage rock revival in the UK, then it seems their 2002 debut would be more significant to the history of the album era than their second efert.

That brings me to what I see as the purpose for this book and this list. A lot of people, and judging by the revised list some of the contributors, think such a list should be made up of the coolest albums ever released. However, the way I see it is this series is about things to do before you die. That includes visiting the world's great travel destinations, trying exotic food and becoming familiar with the great works of literature and classical music.

Thus, the goal in the 1001 albums is to become familiar with the music of what I'll call "the album era."

Therefore, I don't agree with revising the list. First, we don't know what recent albums will prove significant decades from now. Second, the album has been in a decline in popularity over the past six years.

The White Stripes "Get Behind Me Satan" was the last album that really generated a lot of buzz as far as physical sales are concerned. In 2006, downloading really started to eclipse physical sales. Even though people still download albums, it seems like they experience them peacemeal, listening to a few songs, going off and doing something, coming back and listening to a few more songs, etc. Thus, I would advise people to stick with the first list, from Frank Sinatra "In The Wee Small Hours" to the aforementioned White Stripes album.

This post is getting long so I will end here, which as any experienced reader of blogs knows means there are a few more lines coming yet.

In part two of this post, I will talk about the 1001 series in general. In another post, I will write about the list as a narrative summation, rather than a reference book.

Click the link above to visit the official website of the 1001 series.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

I didn't know Fly FM had a newscast at 3:30.

Heard an announcer on 91x today go to commercials and leave her mic on.

Checked out UCB Canada's new schedule. The programs for teenagers have moved to Saturday nights. I thought the reason they didn't schedule those shows on Saturday nights when they first started was because all the teenagers were out? Also, the station has a lot of half hour gaps between preachers, particularly overnight. They should find some other preachers to put at the bottom of the hour, like maybe local preachers, hint hint.

Monday, January 2, 2012

OPEN MIC IN MARMORA

First Friday every month
All types of music welcome
Doors open 7 pm
No cover charge
2 Crawford Drive, Marmora Curling Club, Licensed Lounge

Bring your ears, your voice, your instrument, your friends.

Facebook.com first fridays marmora
(redacted)


I'd say what makes us a bit different from other events and venues in the
area is that we are aiming for a broad variety of music and we are a true
"open mic", meaning people play solo or as duos, etc (however they've come
- there's no backing band). We welcome cover tunes and original material.
We've got the stage and the sound system. We've got cold beer!
Our format is a couple of songs at a time per performer, cycling through
the list again if we've got time.

December was our first First Friday. We had a dozen performers and about
40 people in attendance altogether. A great start. We had everything
from alt rock to folk to grunge to country. We had covers and originals.
Many of the performers said they'd be back with friends.

Best,
Eileen

Sunday, January 1, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Heard Jeff in Massachusits, a frequent caller to "The Armchair Survivalist", call into "Coast To Coast" recently.

I liked that guy who was filling in for Brian Noonan on WGN last night.

I really hate that doublemyspeed.com commercial.

THINGS IN THE NEWS

Don't send your kids to school tomorrow. School resumes January 9. By that time the teachers should be mostly recovered from their hangovers.

Ooooh, Margaret Thatcher payed for a chair.

James Earl Jones swore in a New York state sheriff Friday;. Is that legal?